Industrial Placement - Business and Marketing
The White Rose Academies Trust
£18,000 pa + 25 days annual leave
One year starting July 2020 (negotiable)


The placement will provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience across various departments within the Trust and also our three academies – learning all about specialist projects and improvements to ensure that young people receive the best possible education. Our intern will work closely with our experienced Trust Projects and Communications team taking on a range of their own projects throughout the year.

The White Rose Academies Trust is an academy group with a very strong local identity.  The Trust is committed to ensuring good and outstanding outcomes for all of our schools and benefits hugely from our sponsor Leeds City College, which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group.  Other members of the group include Leeds College of Music, Keighley College and Harrogate College.   Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies.  They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.

The White Rose Academies Trust currently includes three academies (Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy) and educates over 3000 students aged 11-16 but will shortly be experiencing a period of growth.


The Trust employs almost 400 staff, owns a property portfolio valued at over £100m and has a turnover that exceeds £20m annually.



Please write a two-page letter providing details of your qualifications, your degree course and also explaining why you would like to join us for your placement year and how you feel the Trust will benefit from choosing you for this role. Please send your letter to:

Person Specifications Required:

  • Level 3 qualifications

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Effective time and task management skills

  • Ability to deal with people

  • Prepared to work hard both practically and academically

  • Self-driven and highly motivated

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Well presented

  • Ability to deal with confidential information in a professional manner

  • Hold a full, clean driving license


This industrial placement will:

  • Give you an in-depth practical knowledge related to your degree subject

  • Prepare you for your important final year at university

  • Give you an insight into the world of business and education.

  • Provide a platform to launch your career

  • Enable you to fully meet the requirements of your third-year placement as part of your four-year degree


The chosen candidate will receive 25 days of annual leave and a salary of £18,000 per annum, dependent upon satisfactory performance, for the one-year duration of the internship. Start date 1st July 2020.

Miss Alice Ryan (Trust Project Manager, WRAT Central Team) at


INTERVIEWS: W/C 27th April 2020 at Leeds City Academy, LS6 2LG

sponsored by


The White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group


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